While the flower market is bustling with florists getting ready for Valentines Day, Natalie and I wanted to bring you a dose of inspiration on what’s in season this time of year. It completely depends on the year and whether it has been warm, cold, wet or dry. This year branches are usually in full bloom, which is my favorite thing to have in the house. It’s a sign that Spring is right around the corner.
Over the past few years I’ve wondered which branches come into season first and how to care for them. There are dozens of varieties out there to choose from so I turned to Natalie to get a little more insight into what you can expect to see in the markets when it comes to branches.
– white liberstar tulip
– almond branches
I see so many blooming branches this time of year, what type are these?
These are almond branches. I love watching the Spring season progress by watching each variety bloom. It always starts with magnolia blossoms and then moves on to almond, quince, peach, plum, cherry and dogwood. I grew up in Northern California where almonds are grown and the look and smell of these particular branches bring back such good memories for me.
What makes flowering trees so special?
I love that they represent the beginning of Spring. After a long dark winter, they can be one of the first flowers of spring and represent new beginnings.
Do branches need any special care?
Another reason I love blooming branches is that they are so easy, yet so beautiful. Just a couple stems make a huge impact on a room. Simple beauty at its absolute best. The only thing I’d say, is that the mess cleaning them up after the petals fall and they “snow” is not so fun!
We hope you enjoyed this month’s inspiration. Check back next month for our next post!
Flowers by Natalie Bowen Designs | Photos by Heather Day for Sacramento Street